Lena Evans is the founder of Jade Phoenix, an award-winning community organization dedicated to providing fundraising and event support as well as promotion services to non-profit organizations. Her philanthropy and cultivation of the spirit of volunteerism have garnered the honor of nominations for the prestigious awards of L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth, San Diego Magazine Woman of the Year, and Longines Women Who Make a Difference.
She has been featured in Yahoo’s “Women Who Shine”. She was named San Diego’s “Best Philanthropist/Volunteer” by Ranch & Coast Magazine and recognized for the “Hometown Heroes Award by her community for her service. She is also the mother of two amazing sons.
Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Tommy Lei, and the Styleteller of MYBELONGING - a high fashion menswear and personal style publication. Hong Kong raised, LA based. I grew up in the urban metropolis of Hong Kong, specifically within the Kowloon area. It was a great place to grow up; being exposed to city life at an early age made it easier for me to adapt to change. And it was quite a change when we immigrated to the United States and had to quickly assimilate to the Southern Californian lifestyle.
Where do you live now?
Although I spent an amazing two years out on the Westside near Century City, I now happily call the Pasadena area home.